The Skyscraper and the City The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York by Gail Fenske

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History,
  • Architecture,
  • History: American,
  • Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • Planning,
  • 1852-1919,
  • 20th century,
  • Architecture and society,
  • Architecture, Gothic,
  • Influence,
  • New York,
  • New York (State),
  • Woolworth, Frank Winfield,

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10191835M
ISBN 100226241416
ISBN 109780226241418

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